Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1997, 62, 1043-1056

Steady-State and Dynamic Mass Transfer of Gases in Porous Materials

Axel Tuchlenski, Oliver Schramm and Andreas Seidel-Morgenstern

Institut für Verfahrenstechnik, Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, 39106 Magdeburg, Germany


The diffusion of binary gas mixtures through a porous asymmetric tubular membrane has been studied experimentally. A modified Wicke-Kallenbach diffusion cell consisting of two gas compartments separated by the membrane was used. Steady-state experiments with pure gases and binary mixtures were carried out in order to determine the transport parameters of the membrane with respect to the dusty gas model. To verify these parameters, the dynamic transport of binary mixtures was examined applying the dynamic diffusion cell technique proposed by Novak et al. The measured transients were in relative good agreement with the model predictions.

Keywords: Porous membrane; Dusty gas model; Diffusion experiments; Dynamic diffusion cell technique.